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Jìn 晉 Dialects
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Jìn 晉 can be defined as the group of dialects spoken in Shānxī and its surrounding areas that preserves the entering ( 入) tone (Lǐ Róng 1985). These dialects used to be considered part of the Mandarin dialect group, but in the last several decades many scholars have considered them separate from Mandarin because of a number of unique features.

1. The Geographic Distribution of Jìn and …

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Ming SHEN, “Jìn 晉 Dialects”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 25 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000205>
First published online: 2015

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